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October 21-23, 2005
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Fall Retreat
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October 21-23, 2005
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Fall Retreat
Monterey County

Update from the Host

Hello, Wild Recovery Campers! It is a tradition to have a Hungry Hiker Potluck on the Saturday of our retreats. People can bring main dishes, salads, side dishes, beverages, and drinks to share. Email me with any ideas, suggestions or concerns you have about this. I plan to bring vegetarian chili. Or maybe a soup. Guess we'll see which way that goes. Anyways, this is a great time for us all to get together and break bread.

OK, who has the wood connection? If you can bring wood camping, that will be a real plus for the retreat. Anyone?

I am sooo excited about this retreat. It will be great to see you all.    

Love, Your retreat Host, Jen N.

The Place

A Wild Recovery retreat is a chance to get spiritual for a few days in the company of recovering addicts. At Big Sur, we will be camping in the lovely Redwoods of Pfeiffer State Park Friday through Sunday. The park is in the Coastal Redwoods but we will be doing some climbing on our hike, as there are some pretty good hills where we can enjoy panoramic views of Big Sur.

Getting There

Take Hwy 1 South all the way into Big Sur. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is right on of Hwy 1, just look out for the sign on the right. The park is located 26 beautiful miles south of Carmel on Highway 1.

Walking the Walk

The Saturday of the retreat, we will all meet at the campsite of the host, Jennifer N., at 10 AM. By then, Jennifer will know exactly what trail we will be taking. We will all walk to the trailhead as a group from the campground. The hike is a Level 3.

Please see the Big Sur Retreat Agenda for more information, and a listing the times and places of the retreat activities. It is available in Word and PDF.

Know Before You Go

It can get cool at night, so you will need to pack accordingly. There are showers and bathrooms with running water. You will need a tent and a sleeping bag. Experienced retreat goers always bring a pillow and an extra blanket.

You will be providing yourself with meals. We will have a Hungry Hiker Potluck on Saturday, which is a Wild Recovery retreat tradition. There is also a restaurant at the Big Sur Lodge, which is located at the entrance of the park.

Dogs OK if on a leash and attended at all times in the campsite, but not on the trails.

Unfortunately, there will be construction going on at the park while we are camping. Hopefully it will not be too noisy.

The park’s check in time is 2 PM on Friday; check out time is Noon on Sunday.

Retreat cost is only $10. This includes camping and parking. We have six sites reserved. We get two cars and eight people per site. Cars that roll in afterwards will park in the overflow lots. See our treasurer Janet S. for reservations or your host Jennifer N. for more information. If you haven't already signed up and paid, we're sorry, this retreat is sold out. However, there may be individual campsites avaialble; check with the State Park. Please join us at our Winter and Spring retreats.

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